Books

The Bookish Accessories You Need For Your Summer Vacation

Summer is the most wonderful time for book-lovers: the weather is perfect for reading outside; all that vacation time means more reading time; tons of new movies based on books are released; and readers can finally swap their cappuccinos and hot teas for iced coffee and smoothies. Plus, do I need to even mention that reading by the side of the pool or on the beach is total paradise? Honestly, all I need to have a perfect summer is a hammock, a stack of books, and a glass of iced tea. What more could I possibly need?

Well, as it turns out, there are tons of bookish accessories out there that can enhance any summer reading experience. After all, I do need a place to store all my books.... and a container to hold that iced beverage... and a swan floatie to lay upon as I enjoy the latest thriller. So, if you – like me — want to take your bookworm status to the next level this summer, add some of these items to your checkout bag. I promise they will make the warm-weather months ahead a little bit sunnier:

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The Little Prince Tote
Out of Print

The Little Prince Tote, $18, Out of Print

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye," — true, but having a great tote isn't bad. Store your beach reads in this one, inspired by the whimsical book The Little Prince.

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Beach Reads Mini Candle

Beach Reads Mini Candle, $5, Etsy

If you can't make it to the beach, let this candle transport you to a warm, sandy vacation.

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Wonderland Koozie
Geekazoid on Etsy

Wonderland Koozie, $5, Etsy

Keep your drinks cold even when the weather is hot in this Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-inspired koozie.

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Anne Of Green Gables Print
Anne of Green Gables Print

Anne of Green Gables Print, $14, Etsy

Add some warm weather cheer to any room with this Anne of Green Gables print, featuring a quote that will keep you optimistic all summer long.

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Middle Earth Map Flip Flops
Middle Earth Map Flip Flops

The Hobbit Middle Earth Map Flip Flops, $25, WB Shop

One does not simply walk into the beach without sporting these amazing LOTR flip-flops.

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Jane Eyre Tumbler
MadAboutZ on Etsy

Jane Eyre Tumbler, $13, Etsy

Keep your coffee or smoothies cool in this tumbler, which features one of the most iconic Jane Eyre quotes.

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Austen Men Tank
Brookish on Etsy

Austen Men Tank, $14, Etsy

So many Austen heroes to fall in love with, and you can show your appreciation for all of them with this soft summer tank.

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AquaReader
AquaReader.com

AquaReader, $50, Amazon

Read in the pool with this flotation device — no need to worry about leaning against the side of the pool in order to stay cool and read at the same time. The AquaReader has you covered.

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Pegasus Pool Float
Amazon

Pegasus Pool Float, $46, Amazon

Channel your favorite ancient stories with this Pegasus pool float.